Summer Party Venues - London Guide
Whether rewarding staff or entertaining clients in the Summer months, there are many amazing London venues with outside space to choose from. These range from seasonal marquees set in beautiful gardens, squares or parks, to contemporary buildings with roof-top terraces offering stunning views of the Thames or London skyline.
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When it comes to garden venues, London may enjoy great days of sunshine and blue skies, but make sure that you have a contingency plan for wet weather, so that the event is a success, come rain or shine!
The best summer party venues combine attractive outside space to allow all guests to enjoy drinks outside, with enough internal capacity for the whole party to move inside for dinner or to party on until the end of the evening reception as the temperature drops. These include the many venues with gardens that are available in London for exclusive event hire. Many of these venues install marquees for the summer months, offering the perfect setting for staff parties and client receptions.
Once you have found the right venue, you will need to add those final touches that make a great summer party. Here are some of our top tips:
Pimms is a great summer drink, but make sure you offer a range of other summer cocktails to suit all tastes, including some refreshing non-alcoholic options.
When booking venues with gardens in London, make sure you visit the venue at night before you book it so that you can make the gardens look great after dark. This could be as simple as storm candles and flares, to up-lighting the trees in dramatic colours - a stunning effect that reveals itself as the sun sets.
Strolling entertainers that can entertain the guests both outside and inside will ensure the party gets off to a great start, by creating atmosphere as the early guests arrive at garden venues. London has many professional entertainment agencies who can supply anything from acoustic musicians or bands, to jugglers and other costumed performers who can enhance the party theme or design.
At most summer party venues in London, bespoke caterers will offer special summer menus, from imaginative canapés that can be served alfresco during receptions, to formal three-course dinners with seasonal ingredients for locally-sourced suppliers. Our experienced summer party experts at Venue Search London are happy to help you make the right menu and catering choices.
When it comes to outdoor venue hire, London is the place to be.
Looking for inspiration for your upcoming summer event? Apply now to attend the London Summer Event Show this coming January to meet the best London and the South East has to offer in venues, caterers and suppliers.
Here are some of our current favourite summer party venues London has to offer for the 2015 season:
Top London venue picks
The Deck, is a stunning rooftop events venue situated on the roof of the National Theatre over looking the South Bank and the city. Offering breathtaking panoramic views across London, The Deck combines a riverside terrace with a large flexible room benefiting from retractable glass walls. Extre...
The Sterling (EC3A)
This space is perfect if you require a semi-exclusive space, cornered off with seating overlooking the main bar. The Library includes it's own private entrance with a screen and projector to hold presentations, business meetings, or if you would like, we have a Wii for evening hire. We can also show...
Clerkenwell London (EC1R)
Ideal for private parties or small networking events. The Vinyl Lounge captures a custom made DJ booth with a network of available DJ’s, a martini bar and an array of comfy scandi-styled seating. Add dressed tables to create an atmospheric dinner or clear the chairs aside for a party with tailored c...
The Barbican is London and Europe's largest arts and events venues available to hire, showcasing the latest art, film, music, theatre, dance and education in one multi-user venue. The Garden Room, The Conservatory and The Conservatory Terrace can be used together or independently of each other....